The Chicago Tribune wrote about Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's recent statement of support for the marriage case, Lazaro and Matos v. Orr, in which the ACLU of Illinois is representing nine same-sex couples who wish to be married.

The lawsuits, filed Wednesday by the gay rights group Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, are against the clerk of Cook County and claim that his refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples violates those couples' rights to due process and equal protection under the state's constitution.

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